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How, then, do we find such rest in a chaotic world?  We rest when we entrust our souls to God.  That means we do not belong to ourselves.  God possesses us – our bodies, families, jobs, present, and future.  Our complete inheritance is safe with him.

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” (Matt 5:5).

So we’re off the hook.  If we believe the King’s promises, no one can steal our birthright or trick us out of our inheritance.  We cannot be robbed of our destiny.  We trust that God is “able to guard what we have entrusted to him until that day” (2 Tim 1:12).  Therefore, we can afford to be meek.  There’s no demand to compete against people.  We have no need to insist on our rights or fight others for our “territory.”  God will grant us that.  We are liberated – free to be gentle even when others oppose us, take from us, or succeed instead of us.

“Wait and trust the Lord.  Don’t be upset when others get rich or when someone else’s plans succeed.  Don’t get angry.  Don’t be upset; it only leads to trouble.  Evil people will be sent away, but those who trust the Lord will inherit the land.  In a little while the wicked will be no more.  You may look for them, but they will be gone.  People who are not proud will inherit the land and will enjoy complete peace” (Psa 37:7-11, NCV).

May the King’s meekness mark his people, and create a gentle revolution in the earth.


Tomorrow we look to Jesus, the Model of Meekness